October 18, 2004
Daily question(s), #4
Why are there so many drivers who don't know how to deal with a four-way stop?
I don't claim to be a particularly good driver, but I do try to be careful about some things. Knowing how likely another vehicle is to smash into me before I proceed into an intersection is right at the top of that list. I never took driver's ed, but I know the whole concept of four-way stops was crystal-clear to me long before I was actually licensed to drive. Why are so many people seemingly so confused about how to handle a four-way stop? I don't even want to get into to other situations where you have to determine which driver has the right-of-way -- in those cases, there's no hope. But four-way stops? Not so tricky. Or so I'd like to think.
at October 18, 2004 5:14 PM
Many people are just in a hurry and don't like to wait their turn. Some are just not paying attention because they are distracted. Impatience and distraction are common problems with drivers. Haha, I once saw a driver reading the newspaper on the highway. I've also seen people shaving and putting on makup while driving. We live in a fast paced world if we make it that way for ourselves.
I think people don't really know what right-of-way means. It seems that whomever has the biggest car gets to go first.
Bonus two for one--my reactions to Question 4 is pretty much the same as Question 5:
There's also the issue of ignorance/stupidity. The question could just as easily be: Why are there so many people who think Bush is a good president?